With a Democratic president entering office in January, you might think the party faithful would be all smiles.
But frowns abound.
In Florida, Election Day results left the state Democratic party in tatters. An expected Joe Biden win was a solid Donald Trump Sunshine state victory. And the GOP, defying pollsters and pundits, added new members to the Florida House plus a Senate pick up.
Nationally, the Democrats raised big bucks — they expected big wins but lost seats in the U.S. House. The Republicans maintained control of the Senate, despite often uncritical reporting by the media of polls that gave us the false impression of Republican losses in five key states.
So what happened? One simple explanation: The arguments by Republican candidates were better than the arguments by the Democratic candidates.
Greg C. Truax is a documentary filmmaker and publisher of AliveTampaBay. His On the Point commentaries air weekly on WHBO 1140 AM.